Little and Big House Mountain
This replaces the cancelled meetup from November 18. Please update your RVSP if you were on that meetup.
9.5 miles; Strenuous; 40 miles from Roanoke; $2 Carpool Fee
Just outside of Lexington in Rockbridge County, this hike is two out and back hikes up separate peaks from a saddle. Both peaks are short but steep climbs up to spectacular views. With Little House, the climb brings us up to a ridge where we hike about 3/4 mile to the view point. After descending to the saddle where there is a shelter and campsite, we ascend the steep trail up to the top of Big House Mountain. We will ascend the “goat trail” from there to another wonderful viewpoint with 270 degree views. We will also do a short bushwhack to Tabletop rock before descending. The fast hikers may also have time to another 1 1/2 mile extension of Big House to a primitive campsite, views of Little House, and visit an old hunting shelter.